/ essential linkage between production and use

As in the past, Zolfital is exercising an essential function of link between the phase of Sulphur production and the utilization basin, constituted by the Industry for production of sulphuric acid and caprolactam, for sulfonation process, for industrial and agricultural uses.

In fact, Zolfital does not limit itself to the Sulphur marketing activity but it intervenes in the field of logistics and products transfer flows.
Due to its more than thirty years of experience and its always updated knowledge of the needs of every consumers, Zolfital can boast the possession of a very thorough know-how of the sector and is able to utilize the most suitable and convenient means of transport: road or railways tankers, solid Sulphur by sea, many other solutions.

/ since 1966 at disposal of the best firms

Zolfital starts in 1966, in coincidence with the abolition of the monopoly regime of "Ente Zolfi Italiani", as service Company for all the Sulphur Italian main consumers (Snia Viscosa, Chatillon, Cisa Viscosa, Rumianca e Montedison). Since the beginning, Zolfital bases its activity on the supply management of Sulphur in all its various forms to the Italian market.

Its role always meets bigger consents in the industrial sector, since the Sulphur by mines extraction is gradually abandoned and replaced by the one coming from the petroleum refining process or from import.
In Italy, the refining process practically constitutes the only source of production of Sulphur by now. At the same time, the market has been evolving through a progressive rationalization process. In January 1999, Zolfital became Agip Petroli (today ENI S.p.A.) sole distributing agent of the Sulphur produced in its refineries on the Italian territory.

/ operative and skilled global partner

The Sulphur Italian market is characterized by a production, which shows a certain variability, not always coherent with the trend of the demand. This fact highlights the interest for the industry to seek qualified partners as Zolfital who are able to absorb the surplus when needed.
As matter of fact, the main producers (refineries, crude and natural gas extraction plants) feel the need to address an external organization capable to guarantee the withdrawal of the produced Sulphur; because of they are mainly busy with their core business.

The national users know they can count on a highly trust able supplier, capable to satisfy their specific needs. Zolfital is present on the market as global service supplier. Zolfital presumes to manage this task in the most efficient way due to its long experience in the sector and its capability to understand the needs of the market and its users.

The human resources belonging to Zolfital permit to develop further steps in the services sectors with benefit of the Sulphur producers and users. In 2009, on the basis of acquired know how, Zolfital Service starts its activity with a Sulphur solidification Plant located in Priolo Gargallo (Siracusa), just in the hearth of the chemical- industrial center of Sicily; the Plant is dedicated to the withdrawal of liquid Sulphur with specific tankers, to the solidification of the product in pastilles with Accudrop® units by Steel Belt System, storage and loading at the commercial port of Augusta.

This phase has permitted to Zolfital to offer the whole service to the Companies in the sector, taking care about all the problems within the organization of the Sulphur, starting from the production sites to the sale and delivery to the final customer.

Quality Policy

The decision to introduce a System of Quality Management, related to the UNI EN ISO 9001 regulation, has been suggested by the necessity to adequate the level of the Quality of the Company to the international parameters to ensure high and constant quality standard to the Customer.

The improvement of the Company efficacy and efficiency resulting by the deployment and the correct management of a Quality System, represents for Zolfital a challenge of paramount importance either with reference to the economical aspects and to guarantee Customers with an efficient and reliable partnership.

The main purpose which Zolfital aims to reach, is to demonstrate to the Customer that it is provided with organic, structural and logistic requirements, with resources and backups capable of the best organization of the management of the whole marketing of sulfur in all its aspects, handling included.

For this reason Zolfital, through the implementation and the management of the Quality System, wants ensure its Customers and the whole personnel internal to its organization, about the real will to activate all the methods, procedures and techniques in its possess to reach and continuously ameliorate the quality level of the offered services.

Within said perspective the Direction establishes its Policy for the Quality aiming to guide its organization towards the service to the Customer in order to reach clear achievements and shared with the same recipients of the service, keeping high flexibility of the internal organization and its performance, the achieved position of prestige, its knowhow and its acquired resources.

Confirming the commitment for the Quality, the Direction defines a set of primary objectives and demands all the company members to acquire them and to commit themselves in their full realization.

The General Direction besides enforces that the Quality Policy must be present and spread inside the organization, must be suitable and understood by all the internal resources and verified in occasion of the revision by the Direction.

The Managing Director/ General Direction of Zolfital SpA, ain support of its vision, requires:

  • To achieve, maintain and ameliorate its own competitive position and the quality standard of the offered services which satisfy the explicit and implied necessities and needs of the Customer and of all the interested parties within the context in which it is operating, through the characteristics and expressed requirements;
  • To manage and keep enabled the System of Management of the Quality trough the efficient and planned use of the human, technical and logistic resources and an effective management of its processes, according to the logic of measurement and the improvement chain;
  • To develop essential function of connection between the phase of sulfur production and the catchment basin, constituted by industry for production of sulfuric acid, caprolactam, for sulfonation processes, for other industrial uses beyond agricultural uses;
  • To effectively intervene into the logistic and optimization of the flows of transferring products, performing the function of “storage” toward the supplier/client (ENI) of the sulfur flows which can be delivered to customers and to plants;
  • To conjugate its experience with professionalism and quality of the offered services guaranteeing an efficient and reliable partnership to its clients interacting with the sulfur universe, creating operative synergies and economically advantageous solutions;
  • To obtain the utmost commitment of the people who represent the essence of the organization, through a intrinsic cooperation or self-regulated one with common and shared purposes, with developed rules and a system focused on the mutual adaptation, on the governance and amelioration of the processes;
  • To reach and keep an effective level of communication extended to all the processes and all the subjects operating inside and outside the organization trough the deployment of adequate media;
  • To guarantee the professional growth of its own internal personnel trough the activation of effective internal administrative mechanisms which allow the achieving of the performances;

The General Direction is anyway well aware that it is necessary the participation and commitment of all the personnel and the continuous acquisition of suitable resources to achieve the above purposes.

The Policy for the Quality of Zofital is applicable using the following instruments:

  • The effective handling, maintaining and updating the System of Quality Management according to the UNI EN ISO 9001 regulation;
  • The identification, analysis, planning and achievement of the purposes of improvement and the company performance identified, verified and checked by the Direction trough the yearly revision of the Quality System and through the analysis of the environment.

What above resumes the general objectives and represents the effort of all the organization Zolfital.


/ always at disposal of the best firms

Among its clients, Zolfital numbers the most important Enterprises operating in the world of Italian Refining and Chemistry:

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Homage to “ The Sulfur-mine” by Guttuso – 1953 Extract from the volume” The sulfur in Italy”, deeds of the National Convention of sulfur – March 1961 – Ente Zolfi Italiani

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